Media Advisory: 2001 Weekend of Honors

April 4th, 2001

* WVU s Weekend of Honors* April 4-8.

Highlights include a 3:30-4:30 p.m. Honorary Recognition Ceremony on Friday, April 6, in Woodburn Circle, followed by a 7 p.m. Convocation Ceremony in the Mountainlair ballrooms. The afternoon ceremony recognizes student initiates into academic honoraries. The evening ceremony is devoted to recognizing outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni.

This years Safety Awards , including a Presidential Heroism Award , will be given out to faculty, staff and students at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Erickson Alumni Center.

Tom Harrison , a WVU graduate and world leader in marketing communications, will share the story of his extraordinary path from cell biologist to world-class entrepreneur. His lecture, sponsored by the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism and the College of Business and Economics, is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Room 458, B&EBuilding.

A seminar on broadband technology , which stands to revolutionize the communications industry, is set for 8:15-11:45 a.m. Friday, April 6, at EricksonAlumniCenter. Rouzbeh Yassini, a 1981 WVU graduate and father of the cable modem, will announce a broadband technology project involving the University and his firm, YAS Corp. of Andover, Md.

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Ray Lane and his wife, Stephanie, will be honored when WVU renames the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering after them. A dedication ceremony will be at 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 6, in Room 113, Mineral Resources Building. In September, the Lanes gave $5 million to the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources to enhance the department that will bear their name.